Static Jacks – The Can’t Tells, Cosmonaut
Since they formed in 2009, Westfield, New Jersey’s The Static Jacks (lead vocalist Ian Devaney, guitarists Henry Kaye and Michael Sue-Poi, and drummer Nick Brennan) have earnestly burned their own path through indie rock’s crowded field. Ignoring music’s fickle trends, the Jacks have forged a unique blend of punk, garage, and soul sounds for a sonic punch to the gut and heart.
The band has always held fast to a D.I.Y. and collective ethos, and its four members are more like brothers than mere friends playing music: up till now they’ve self-released all their own material; Henry designs all of their art, from album covers to T-shirts; and, perhaps most importantly, their creative process is all-inclusive, so every facet of every song bears the mark of every member.
This spring, The Static Jacks teamed with producer Chris Shaw (Ted Leo, Bad Brains, Elvis Perkins in Dearland) at famed Stratosphere Sound in New York City to record their debut full-length “If You’re Young”. The album will drop August 30th
The Can’t Tells are a three piece band (think Gang of Four minus one) from Brooklyn performing music in the classical punk style but with modern conveniences. The sound is borne of an alternate reality where Elvis Costello was in Black Sabbath but everything else was the same; brash but lyrical, efficient yet melodic. Live, the situation is decidedly sweaty and relentess, punctuated only by instrutment switches or brief (apolitical) musings. Audience members can be heard to say “that was actually pretty good” and many help themselves to the band’s legendary merchandise.
The Can’t Tells met at music school but they promise to not talk about it too much. While at school they did, however, learn to work the microphone, and last year endeavored to create the next great American DIY record. The resulting full length, No Television, will be released in 2013 on Medical Records (UK). It contains some fast and slower songs, and some that start slow but end up fast, expertly sequenced into an elegiac tone poem to life as a group of scrappy late-twentysomethings in Brooklyn.
Cosmonaut is an indie rock band from New York City formed by Jack Manley and Daniel Quinn. Cosmonaut blends slick pop-rock songwriting styles with Shoegaze influenced guitar textures to create a unique, tasteful sound. The band’s debut EP “Hurry Up” was recorded with Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Wavves, Modest Mouse, Cymbals Eat Guitars) in Spring 2012 and released independently. They have recently recorded two new songs with Kyle for their unreleased 7-inch, “Radio Silence” which will be released Summer 2013.
19 and Over
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Event Category: Live Music
When: September 24, 2013
Where: Webster Hall
More Info: http://www.websterhall.com/